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Klaus van Benthem Named American Ceramic Society Fellow

UC Davis Professor of Materials Science and Engineering Klaus van Benthem has been recognized for his research in studying ceramic microstructures and his dedication to perpetuating the scholarship and field of ceramics by the American Ceramic Society.

Outstanding Senior Spotlight: Jared Ura

Thanks to a foundation of community formed at UC Davis, graduating materials science and engineering student Jared Ura is following in the footsteps of his engineer grandfather, aiming to dig deep and understand topics in their entirety.

International Women’s Day Spotlight on UC Davis Women in Materials Science and Engineering

In honor of International Women’s Day on March 8, the University of California, Davis, College of Engineering recognizes women in engineering, their journey to and in the field, and how they promote a diverse, equitable and inclusive world.

Meet some remarkable women in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering, and learn how they inspire inclusion in engineering.

Inaugural Amiya Mukherjee Memorial Fellowship awarded to Hudson Shih

"I find Professor Mukherjee's legacy to be very inspirational," said Ph.D. student Hudson Shih, who was recently honored as the first-ever recipient of the Amiya Mukherjee Memorial Fellowship, named for the late Distinguished Professor who paved the path for materials scientists at UC Davis.

In Memory of Distinguished Professor Emeritus Subhash Mahajan

It is with great sadness that the Department of Materials Science and Engineering announces the passing of Distinguished Professor Emeritus Subhash Mahajan. He is remembered in the community as a gifted mentor and generous friend and colleague. 

Mahajan was considered one of the foremost experts on electronic materials and slip and twinning phenomena. His research focused on understanding the interrelationship between structure properties in semiconductors and the deformation behavior of solids.  

Assistant Professor Amir Saeidi Named 2023 Public Scholarship Faculty Fellow

Amir Saeidi, assistant professor of teaching in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering, was selected as one of eight Public Scholarship Faculty Fellows the University of California, Davis Office of Public Scholarship and Engagement announced the 2023-24 cohort on Tuesday.  

Robert Caligiuri ’73 Builds a Legacy of Support

Robert Caligiuri '73, who has been named a 2023 Distinguished Engineering Alumni Medal winner, would not be where he is today without the late Distinguished Professor of the University of California, Davis, Department of Materials Science and Engineering Amiya Mukherjee.

Faculty Appointment a Homecoming for New Materials Science and Engineering Professor

For many new faculty members in the College of Engineering, the interdisciplinary advantages of the University of California, Davis, are welcome discoveries. Mingwei Zhang, a new assistant professor in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering, was already very familiar with the unique connections UC Davis creates across campus though.